Red

2004 Penfolds Bin 389

Cabernet-Shiraz Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
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Community Tasting Notes 97

  • Snag One Likes this wine: (91 points)

    March 20, 2016 - Popped and poured this bottle. Nice complexity and layers. We enjoyed this wine as it had notes of Bing cherries, herbs, mint and coffee.

  • Ulaa wrote: (94 points)

    March 11, 2016 - 2 hours in the decanter. Solid nose, raspberry, cranberry, chocolate, leather, paper, white pepper. The mouth feel is silky and lingers. Unfortunately the fruit has faded. The flavour is rasberry, pepper and the tanins linger, just long enough to let you know what could have been with greater fruits. If there was a touch more fruit lingering, this would be good for a few more years and could have been truly great, as it is I agree with all the other commenters, drink now. A very pleasant drop with the right red meats, worth the time and space to cellar.

  • graemeg wrote:

    March 7, 2016 - NobleRottersSydney - Penfolds Bin 389 1998-07 (360 Bar & Dining, Sydney): {cork, 14.5%} (Stephen) Langhorne Creek, Bordertown, Padthaway. Deep garnet/ruby colour. This seems more cabernet-driven than the immediately preceding vintages; perhaps the effect of so much Langhorne fruit? At any rate, there are lots of currant-derived flavours here, and the wine seems better for it. Medium powdery tannins, medium acid, balanced oak (not too overt or vanilla-laden). It’s medium/full-bodied, and picks up some tar and tobacco flavours on the medium/long finish. No sign of heat either. Table opinion seemed split between this and the 2002 for wine-of-the-night; I thought this the better wine. Has another decade left easy. Excellent.

  • guy12 wrote: (86 points)

    March 6, 2016 - Way too young, decanted a couple of hours. If I can leave the rest for a decade will be lovely. If

  • stayhappy21 wrote: (92 points)

    February 7, 2016 - Opened this wine tonight at my parents' place for our reunion dinner.

    Tight, closed and a faced a formidable wall of tannins upon opening. Dark purple in colour with a brickish-red rim.

    Decanted for 3 hours and the wine opened up beautifully. Ripe plums coupled with notes of sweet cassis, black coffee, blackcurrant, blueberries and fruitcakes.

    The build up is very nice: from the entry, to a solid mid-palate and wonderful long finish. A classy and well-made wine.

    Remember to decant if you are drinking it soon; alternatively, leave it in the cellar for a few more years.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Penfolds
  • Varietal Cabernet-Shiraz Blend
  • Designation Bin 389
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 012354071209, 9310297652792, 931029765792

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,421 (73%)
  • Consumed 875 (27%)

Food Pairing

1.5 inch Grass fed 80 days Aged T- bone. Giddy up!, Beef, Game, Lamb

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  23 votes